Sequim open air market

Wednesday Farmers Market! This is the hottest news for the Open Aire Market. We are most excited to have expanded to the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street from 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday. This market is specifically for farmers and food producers. We are grateful to The Sandwich Shop for making this generous offering. In an effort to generate awareness of our local farms and food producers, John Junnell has made this space available. Come on down on Wednesday afternoon for your produce, fresh breads, fresh fish, local grass-fed beef, locally made chocolates and fresh roasted coffee.

The midweek market is in addition to our Saturday market where hours remain 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday through October on Cedar Street in downtown Sequim, between Sequim and Second avenues.

Friends of the Fields has kicked off its four-week fundraiser selling strawberry shortcake at the market! Come early and get yours! Hooray for strawberry season!

This week Sequimarimba will be entertaining us. A real treat for all ages.

What else is new

at the market?

This Saturday is Senior Day, a special event sponsored by OlyCAP intended to encourage area senior citizens to attend the market and to use their senior farmers market vouchers. Senior Day will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Chef Art Axelson from the OlyCAP Senior Nutrition dining program will demonstrate simple seasonal salads and easy-to-make salad dressings.

OlyCAP Senior Nutrition will distribute vouchers for a free dinner at the Port Angeles Senior Center and provide information about Senior Nutrition programs in

Clallam County.

The first 10 senior shoppers also will take home a free tomato plant.

A representative from Project Connect!, the senior peer counseling program of Peninsula Community Mental Health, also will be available to answer any questions about its services.

OlyCAP Senior Nutrition provides Meals on Wheels and senior dining in Clallam and Jefferson counties and distributes senior farmers market vouchers for fresh produce at approved farmers markets. For more information about these programs, call 452-4726 or 800-360-0666.

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Peninsula Friends of Animals are the community booths this week. Come learn more about these important service organizations.

See you at the market!

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